MTN Zambia has donated K20, 000 towards the holding of the Malaila Traditional Ceremony in Mbala this month.
MTN chief sales and distribution officer Amon Jere said in Lusaka that MTN has partnered with various cultural establishments by supporting the hosting of their respective traditional ceremonies.
Mr Jere said that MTN traces its roots in Africa and as an indigenous African brand, the firm appreciates the importance of conserving the cultural heritage.
He further urged the committee to take advantage of this event to package this year’s ceremony well enough to ensure high turn-out of tourists so as to position Zambia as an attractive investment and as well as tourist destination.
He also assured that MTN will provide uninterrupted communication inform of voice, data and mobile money during the Malaila ceremony as well as the Luangwa ceremony.
Mr Jere also said that MTN Zambia’s presence at traditional ceremonies will be increased as MTN will be running a number of activities to the benefit of its customers and the public at large.
Meanwhile, the Malaila Traditional Ceremony Organizing Committee national trustee Mr Brown Mukunsha said that the committee has been facing a lot of challenges but with this donation there will be a lot of progress.
Mr Mukunsha also said that the committee has never received such a donation and therefore thanks MTN Zambia for the generosity.
He also added that MTN not only donated the 20, 000 but has also offered a lot of logistic help to the committee.